2016-2017 Commissioners' Cup


Team Leaders

PPG: A. Stepheson (17.50)
RPG: A. Stepheson (21.75)
APG: C. Newsome (4.75)
SPG: C. Newsome (1.25)
BPG: A. Stepheson (2.00)


March 29, 2017 7:00PM
Mall of Asia Arena
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ROS 13 34 59 83
MB 17 45 64 89
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Best Player/s: Baser Amer 17pts 11rebs 6asts

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Meralco avoids collapse vs ROS to remain unbeaten

March 30, 2017

 Baser Amer partnered with Alex Stepheson to beat Rain or Shine. PBA Images photoMANILA – Meralco averted a fourth quarter meltdown by preventing Rain or Shine by hammering out a tough 89-83 win to seize the solo leadership in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup on Wednesday.

Alex Stepheson again led the way for the Bolts with 21 points and 15 rebounds to help his team maintain an unblemished record with 4 victories in 4 starts.

Baser Amer also shone brightly with a double-double performance of his own with 17 markers and 11 boards, to go with his 6 assists.

Meralco was leading by 10 points going to the final 2 minutes, but Rain or Shine mounted a huge rally that cut the Bolts’ lead to 83-85 just 40 seconds to go....

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Solo leadership, perfect start in Meralco's mind ahead of TNT clash

March 24, 2017

Meralco Bolts import Alex Stepheson. PBA ImagesMANILA — Meralco looks to take the solo lead in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup when the Bolts clash with the TNT KaTropa at Araneta Coliseum on Friday.

In the 4:30 p.m. curtain raiser, NLEX and Mahindra are out to barge into the winning column after both teams suffered 2 straight setbacks.

Meralco is currently tied with idle Alaska atop the standings with 2-0 records, after successive wins by the Bolts over NLEX and Mahindra....

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PBA agrees to release Gilas players 2 weeks before Seaba: report

March 23, 2017

MANILA — The Philippine Basketball Association's (PBA) board of governors has agreed to release 15 Gilas players 15 days ahead of the Southeast Asian Basketball Association (Seaba) men’s championship.

According to a report on Spin.ph, the decision was made Wednesday following a special board meeting held at the league office in Libis, Quezon City.

The Seaba tournament, slated on May 12-18 at Araneta Coliseum, serves as a qualifier to the FIBA Asia Cup....

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Meralco's Chua hopes he can keep repaying Norman Black's trust

March 21, 2017

 Meralco's Justin Chua attempts a jump shot against NLEX. Josh Albelda, ABS-CBN SportsMANILA, Philippines – Justin Chua was the lone Meralco starter not to break into double-digits in their 91-84 triumph over the NLEX Road Warriors last Sunday in the 2017 PBA Commissioner's Cup.

The former Ateneo de Manila University forward settled for six points and five rebounds in over 23 minutes of playing time, while all of their other starters scored at least 12 points.

Yet all six of those points came in a crucial stretch in the fourth quarter, when Meralco seized control of the game for good....

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Huge fourth quarter pushes Meralco past NLEX

March 20, 2017

 Meralco import Alex Stepheson grabs a rebound against NLEX. Photo courtesy of the PBA Media BureauMANILA, Philippines – The Meralco Bolts used a balanced effort and a huge fourth-quarter run to defeat the NLEX Road Warriors, 91-84, and earn a share of the early lead in the 2017 PBA Commissioner's Cup on Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum.

Five players scored in double-digits for Meralco, led by Jared Dillinger's 20 points. Import Alex Stepheson had 18 points, 24 rebounds, and four blocks to again anchor the Bolts' defense, and Chris Newsome had 15 points.

After taking a two-point lead, 69-67, at the end of the third quarter, Meralco went all-Filipino to start the payoff period and promptly scored 12 unanswered points to take complete control of the game, 81-67....

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Team History (Last 10 Conferences)
Conference Win Loss PCT Placing
2016-2017 Commissioners' Cup 4 0 1.000
2016-2017 Philippine Cup 3 8 0.273 11th
2015-2016 Governors' Cup 13 10 0.565 Runner-up
2015-2016 Commissioners' Cup 11 6 0.647 4th
2015-2016 Philippine Cup 1 10 0.091 12th
2014-2015 Governors' Cup 6 7 0.462 7th
2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup 8 8 0.500 4th
2014-2015 Philippine Cup 7 6 0.538 6th
2013-2014 Governors' Cup 3 6 0.333 9th
2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup 6 6 0.500 7th